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Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students

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Famous alumni from Santa Monica High School; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable SaMoHi alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished Santa Monica High School alumni is alphabetical and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. This list below has a variety of graduates, like Bud Sagendorf and Heather Thomas, in it. (25 items)
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Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 53

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Carlos Irwin Estévez (born September 3, 1965), known professionally as Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. Sheen has appeared in films including Platoon (1986), Wall Street (1987), Young ...more

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer

Age: 53

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor, producer and singer. His career has been characterized by critical and popular notoriety in his youth, followed by a period of ...more

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Rob Lowe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Television producer, Actor

Age: 54

Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Robert Hepler Lowe (born March 17, 1964) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is the recipient of two Screen Actors Guild Awards and has been nominated for six Golden Globes Awards ...more

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Sean Penn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 58

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, director and filmmaker. He has won two Academy Awards, for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) and the biopic Milk ...more

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Carson Daly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Talk show host, Television producer, VJ

Age: 45

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Carson Jones Daly (born June 22, 1973) is an American television host, radio personality, producer, and television personality. Prior to 2002, Daly was a VJ on MTV's Total Request Live, and a DJ ...more

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Gloria Stuart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Activist, Painter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 100 (1910-2010)

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Gloria Frances Stuart (née Gloria Stewart; July 4, 1910 – September 26, 2010) was an American actress, visual artist, and activist. She was initially known for her roles in Pre-Code ...more

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Tony Alva is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Entrepreneur, Skateboarder, Actor

Age: 61

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Tony Alva (born September 2, 1957) is an American skateboarder, entrepreneur, and musician, most prominently known as a pioneer of vertical skateboarding and as one of the original members of ...more

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Emilio Estevez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Emilio Estevez (; born May 12, 1962) is an American actor, director, and writer. He is the brother of actor Charlie Sheen and the son of actor Martin Sheen. Estevez started his career as an ...more

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Dean Cain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 52

Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States of America

Dean George Cain (né Tanaka; born July 31, 1966) is an American actor, producer and television show host, best known for playing the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the TV series Lois ...more

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Glenn Ford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Actor

Age: Dec. at 90 (1916-2006)

Birthplace: Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada

Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was a Canadian-American actor whose career lasted more than 50 years. Although he played many different types of ...more

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Heather Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Screenwriter, Author, Actor

Age: 61

Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Greenwich

Heather Anne Thomas (born September 8, 1957) is an American actress, author, and political activist, who co-starred as Jody Banks on the TV series The Fall Guy.
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Gail Russell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Actor

Age: Dec. at 37 (1924-1961)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Gail Russell (born Elizabeth L. Russell, September 21, 1924 – August 26, 1961) was an American film and television actress.
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Robert Wagner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 89

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Robert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and television, best known for starring in the television shows It Takes a Thief (1968–70), Switch ...more

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Chris Penn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 41 (1965-2006)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American actor. Penn was typically cast as a tough character, featured as a villain or a working-class lug, or in a comic ...more
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Holly Robinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Actor, Singer, Presenter

Age: 54

Birthplace: Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Holly Elizabeth Robinson Peete (née, Robinson; born September 18, 1964) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Judy Hoffs on the Fox TV police drama 21 Jump ...more

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Randolph Bresnik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Astronaut, Fighter pilot

Age: 51

Birthplace: Fort Knox, Kentucky

Randolph James "Komrade" Bresnik (born September 11, 1967) is a retired officer in the United States Marine Corps and an active NASA astronaut. A Marine Aviator by trade, Bresnik was ...more
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Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Actor

Age: 35

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Tessa Lynn Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Her breakthrough role was in Tina Mabry's independent film Mississippi Damned (2009). She gained ...more

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Karyn Parsons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Television producer, Model, Screenwriter

Age: 52

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Karyn Parsons (born October 8, 1969) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role as Hilary Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1990 to 1996. Parsons ...more

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Chad Lowe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Television director, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

Charles Davis Lowe II (born January 15, 1968) is an American actor and director. He is the younger brother of actor Rob Lowe. He won an Emmy Award for his supporting role in Life Goes On as a ...more
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Tim Leary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Tim Leary Baseball player

Age: 60

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California

Timothy James Leary (born December 23, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher.
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Bud Sagendorf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Bud Sagendorf Cartoonist

Age: Dec. at 79 (1915-1994)

Birthplace: Wenatchee, Washington

Forrest Cowles Sagendorf (March 22, 1915 – September 22, 1994), better known as Bud Sagendorf, was an American cartoonist, notable for his work on King Features Syndicate's Thimble Theatre ...more
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Josh Pence is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Actor

Age: 36

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Joshua Charles Pence (born June 8, 1982) is an American actor.
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Rick Monday is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
Baseball player

Age: 73

Birthplace: Batesville, Arkansas

Robert James "Rick" Monday Jr. (born November 20, 1945 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder and is currently a broadcast announcer. Monday is ...more
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Phil Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
gary-thomas added Auto mechanic, Race car driver

Age: Dec. at 81 (1927-2008)

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Philip Toll Hill Jr. (April 20, 1927 – August 28, 2008) was an American automobile racer and the only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (Mario Andretti, an ...more
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Dennis Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students
leigh-ash-watkins added Dennis Smith American football player

Age: 60

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California

Dennis Smith (born February 3, 1959) is a retired American football player. He played professionally as a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for the Denver Broncos from 1981 until ...more